Just in time for a weekend during which I had already planned to do nothing productive, a small package from Nintendo containing what will likely be its hottest item since the NES Classic Edition… which is to say, of course, the SNES Classic Edition.
A full review is now underway, but I thought it worthwhile to point out a few things.
- It’s just as tiny as the NES Classic edition. It has a larger footprint but it’s flatter.
- You can’t open the cartridge slot. Playing without anything there looks a little weird; Nintendo should have sold vanity cartridges that do nothing but stick up.
- The new 16-bit menu chiptune is solid but I prefer the NES one.
- Having to swing the little door down to plug in controllers is a bummer. And the eject button, it does nothing! 😢